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iodopsin

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noun io·dop·sin \ˌī-ə-ˈdäp-sən\

Definition of iodopsin

  1. :  a photosensitive violet pigment in the retinal cones that is similar to rhodopsin but more labile, is formed from vitamin A, and is important in daylight vision



Origin of iodopsin

iod- (from Greek ioeidēs violet colored) + Greek opsis sight, vision + English -in — more at optic


First Known Use: 1938


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iodopsin

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noun io·dop·sin \ˌī-ə-ˈdäp-sən\

Medical Definition of iodopsin

  1. :  a photosensitive violet pigment in the retinal cones that is similar to rhodopsin but more labile, is formed from vitamin A, and is important in photopic vision




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